Able to Play

 
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Able to Play

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Sandpiper (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

“These men overcame physical challenges to play the game they loved.”

A short biographic episode relates how each baseball player overcame his disability and went on to play major league baseball. Mordecai “Three finger” Brown became one of the greatest pitchers in baseball, despite having lost the majority of a finger in a farming accident. Third baseman Ron Santo played baseball despite having diabetes, and later became such a spokesman for diabetes that he gave many athletes with diabetes hope. Jim Abbott was born with only one arm and became one of the best pitchers of the twentieth century. Curtis Pride followed his dream of playing in the major league, despite being deaf. This book is sure to hit a “home run” with baseball fans.

Recommended by: Alice Cyphers, Librarian, Pennsylvania USA

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